Antibalas (Spanish for "bulletproof") is a Brooklyn-based afrobeat band that is modeled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri's Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music generally follows the musical architecture and language of afrobeat, it incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.



Where the Gods Are in Peace
Where the Gods Are in Peace is an album by musical group Antibalas, released on September 15, 2017.
Gold Rush
Gold Rush is a song by musical group Antibalas, released on August 1, 2017.
Heaven is a song by musical group Antibalas, released on July 28, 2017.
Liberation Afro Beat Vol.1
Liberation Afro Beat Vol.1 is an album by musical group Antibalas, released on April 9, 2001.

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Antibalas : Where the Gods Are In Peace
  –  October 4, 2017
Afrobeat is derived from jazz, sure, but it’s also derived from James Brown-style R&B, from Sly Stone funk. It demands a body to it. Fela Kuti may have designed it to be political by nature, but politics need a body to become real. Antibalas succeeds in ...
In the music spotlight: Antibalas
  –  October 2, 2017
The 12-piece band Antibalas has done more than any American band since Talking Heads released their 1980 album “Remain in Light” to champion the sound of Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and carry it into the future. While David Byrne and company ...
Afrobeat descendants Antibalas to play Otus Supply in Ferndale
  –  September 30, 2017
Twelve-piece Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas is bringing its activism-heavy grooves to Ferndale's Otus Supply this Sunday. Since Anitbalas' 1998 inception following Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti's death the previous year, the Brooklyn-based band has carried the ...
Antibalas coming to Founders Brewing on September 30
  –  September 26, 2017
“True to traditional form, Where The Gods Are In Peace pays respect to the forefathers of Afrobeat with compositions spanning nine to 15 minutes in length. With a blessing from the Fela Kuti legacy early in the band's’ career, Antibalas has long been ...
Antibalas premiere new sprawling 11-minute song “Gold Rush”: Stream
  –  July 31, 2017
Brooklyn Afrobeat veterans Antibalas are prepping their first album in five years, Where The Gods Are In Peace. The follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed self-titled LP is described as an “epic Afro-Western Trilogy searching for solace from American political ...
Antibalas – “Gold Rush”
  –  July 31, 2017
The long-running Brooklyn Afrobeat collective Antibalas haven’t released a new album since their 2012 self-titled joint, but as Consequence Of Sound reports, they’re coming back this fall with the new album Where The Gods Are In Peace. The album is ...


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